Lest we forget

100 years ago today, on the 11th of November 1918 Mr Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, came out of Number 10 Downing Street to declare:

“I am glad to tell you that the war will be over by 11 o’clock today.

So on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we stop to remember and to give thanks

May’s comment: The Armistice was signed at 5am in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, France on November 11, 1918. Six hours later, at 11am, the war ended.

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 11 November 2018, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.

The Two Minute Silence, held each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marks the end of the First World War. 



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